As per the subject. I guess it didn't really hit home for me until I watched Jim Flaherty's (Canada's former/late Finance Minister) funeral again tonight. A series of thoughts entered my head and I'm struggling to process them. Stephen Harper (the former Canadian Conservative Prime Minister) is pretty much an unpopular/hated PM who I deeply respect and owe all of my political passions to and why I will vote Conservative until the day I die. Those thoughts then made me think - wow, Americans mostly love crapping on Trump. Ok - sure, I can see why, but then I remembered Bush 43. Hell, I still remember the constant Bush bashing. Now, I (and I'm sure others) have a much different view of Bush 43. It is said during the Reagan/Bush 41/Clinton days that all 3 Presidents were also crapped on by everyone. So my question is - what is it about our society that makes it OK and encourages each other to crap on politicians when they just try to do the best they can for our country. We then remember only the good and not the bad once they die. Maybe we can all be a little more grateful when they are living? I thought this one though. This is not the political forum on RDF, but I feel safe in saying that I can't imagine a day in the future when Trump will be remembered as a good President. Will it happen? I don't know, and for the purposes of this thread, I don't think any of us should share our opinions on this, but I guess I'm thinking of Bush 43 back in the day, people didn't like him very much, and now here we are. I think Obama will be remembered well, although even then, the Right hated him. Now, the left hates Trump....I mean, Bush 43 approval numbers are up higher than it was ever when he was in office. What's up with this weird virtuous cycle?!